University partnerships for co-designing and co-producing urban sustainability
Gregory Trencher, Xuemei Bai, James Evans, Kes McCormick, Masaru Yarime
Expert contributors from five universities present their findings on an international survey focused on utilizing university partnerships to promote urban sustainability. The survey intended to determine defining features such as actors and motivators, and to identify shared drivers, challenges and impacts.
"Universities are playing an increasingly central role in advancing sustainability at the local, regional and national scale through cross-sector collaborations. Accompanying the launch of Future Earth, interest is mounting in the co-design and co-production of knowledge and solutions for advancing global sustainability, particularly in urban areas. Place-based university partnerships appear as particularly significant vehicles for enacting co-design and co-production in the context of urban sustainability. However, the nature and role of these partnerships are not well understood, in part due to the absence of systematic analyses across multiple cases."
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